Kids ages 17 & under encouraged to submit original artwork for consideration, $38,000 in prizes awarded. Send artwork to Arts & Kids, #101-2111, 3600 Crondall Ln., Owings Mills, MD, 21117 by July 31. www.ArtsandKids.com for more info.
The School of Visual Art's registration for Summer 2000 Art For Kids program in July is now open; call 212-592-2560 for more info.
Fools Company's NY School for Performing Arts seeks NYC residents ages 16-21 looking to develop their creative & communication skills; 423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 9/00].
Ten Star All Stars is now accepting applications from girls & boys ages 7-19 for summer sessions all over the country taught by professionals like Grant Hill & Michael Jordan; 704-372-8610 for info.
children's museum of the arts
Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children's art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor's studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs, summer art camps & birthday parties; 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 212-274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.
Roberto clemente all stars
Ten-19 year-old future baseball stars needed for six-day August camp in Jupiter Fl., college coaches, scouts & scholarships on hand; 800-723-6398 or www.clementeallstars.com for info.
Sign kids up to be next Happy Gilmore or prepare them for life as another over weight, corporate bottomfeeder. Staffed by PGA pros & free; 718-699-4212 for more info.
Host a Student
Play mommy or daddy to foreign high schoolers for 2000-2001 academic year through Cultural Academic Student Exchange program; call Joyce at 877-846-5848.
International youth student exchange program
Currently seeking both high school students & host families for exchanges betw. the U.S. & Europe; 800-347-7575 for details.
kids for kids musical theater summer workshop 2000
Registration is now open for ages 7-11 & 12-15. Five-day August camp teaches acting, dance & music; 212-262-6433.
the NY Botanical Garden
Spring Flower Exhibition & Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden how in bloom. Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden feat. sunflower house, bean tunnel & pumpkin patch; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6, $2-$7.
TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
To find uninsured children by spending Saturdays knocking on doors in housing projects, which not only classifies as "good deed" but looks great on college applications; 212-579-1390 for info.
animals as architects
Interactive games teach kids how & why specific animals build their homes; Everett Children's Adventure Garden at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for days & times; free [through 8/31].
Trina Lion teaches 'em to make 'em with origami wings & all plus a reading of The Very Hungry Butterfly; Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-679-2645; Weds. at 3:30, free.
BROOKLYN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Steve Abrams puts on interactive show called "Puppet Theater Inside Out," Sat. at 11:30 & 1; "Magic Mondays" weekly program merge scientific theory with practice for activities like make your own ice cream, Mon. at 2:30; Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. (St. Marks Ave.), 718-735-4400; 6:30, free.
Bring kids down for reflection garden, petting zoo, flower garden & teeny-tiny train as part of NY Botanical Garden's "Cool Off!" July event where they're sure to get wet; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 1-6, call for price.
Exhibit lets kids learn about & discuss some of USA's prominent inventors & construct their own gadgets; Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-721-1223; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-5, free w/mus. adm.
independence day weekend workshops
Make you own flag or learn paper & fabric rubbing in Central Park?ages 6 & up; RSVP 212-772-0210 or 212-860-1370 for locations; Sat. at 1.
Disability awareness program using sign language for kids 4-8; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-0636; Mon. at 3, free.
medieval arts workshop
Where gargoyles are sculpted, stone is chiseled & illuminated letters are illuminated; Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5.
In conjunction with William Edmondson exhibit, kids carve their own designs in soap; Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Sq. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 212-595-9533; Sun. at 2, call for price.
Sandwich & soda sail
All on board the Pioneer for a trip to the Statute of Liberty & back; South St. Sea Port Museum, 207 Front St., 212-748-8786; Thurs. at 11:30, $15-$20.
summer train show
Ride on miniature train through miniature forest & village feat. models of Laura Ingalls Wilder's little house on the prairie, Edgar Allan Poe's Bronx cottage & more; Everett Children's Adventure Garden at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for days & times; free [through 8/31].
Experience this Japanese celebration by hearing legend it's based on & then making traditional decorations; South St. Seaport Museum; Children's Center, 165 John St. (betw. Front & Water Sts.), 212-748-8757; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $2.
Things to See & Hear
Celia Carson reads from classic & modern children's tales plus breakfast & a raffle; World Financial Center Winter Garden, West St. (betw. Vesey & Liberty Sts.), 212-695-5550; Sat. at 11.
hans christian andersen
Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen statue is an annual event, loved by New Yorkers of all ages, feat. professional storytellers reciting a different tale each week from around the world; Hans Christian Andersen Statue, 72nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-260-3674; Sat. at 11 a.m., free [through 9/30].
Exhibition highlights 25 projects designed & implemented by children & teenagers incl. playgrounds, parks & schools; Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. (betw. Pitt & Baily Stocker Sts.), 212-598-0400 for days & times; free [through 7/22].
MAYA THE BEE
Jazz puppet play for tikes 3-9 based on German book about bee who runs away from hive; Salon Theater, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-539-6644; Sat. at 11, $8-$16.
Improvisational group takes Brecht's theories & makes them a reality for your children in attempt at extreme interactive theater; Waterloo Bridge Theater, 203 W. 38th St., 5th Fl. (7th Ave.), 212-330-8879; Sun. at 11, $7, $3 child.
UNWANTED: THE VERY UGLY DUCKLING
Follow the adventures of Ted & his gorgeous sister as they brave hunters, the Olympics & more; Vital Theater Company, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-592-4508; Sat. at 10:30 & 12:30, $10.
A birthday on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7.